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house for us. how much of a problem is north korea right now for the obama administration? >> reporter: well, i think it is a problem, craig. the obama administration had been hoping when kim jong-un took over that he would help to lead north korea out of isolationism. really the opposite has happened. he's become more bellicose than his father and these intercepters are going to be placed because of recent provocations from north korea and there is a sense that they've made advances in nuclear capabilities. last week, north korea threatened a preemptive nuclear strike against the united states and also they're ending their treaty with south korea. to there is a lot of concern. we should say this move to increase the number of intercepters marks a shift in the obama administration's policy, because back in 2010, they had said they weren't going to add new intercepters. this comes as president obama is just starting his second term. he's mapped out an ambitious agenda. but experts say this is going to take up a large portion of the next several years, concerns about north korea and iran
, there is some body of thinking on capitol hill oddly enough, among the republicans, the obama administration has support with the republicans on the hill who agree with this plan to allow these short blade knives, no more than 2.3 inches to be allowed in carry-ones because they think the tsa has gone too far anyway. there are strange bedfellows in in particular argument. but the tsa is really getting an earful right now. >> the flight attendants, the unions, he started this online petition to keep the knives off planes. we're watching this press conference. the unification of groups coming together to talk about this. is it going to be more up to the american people to get involved than the unions or will we see the fact as we watch the tsa chief talk about standing by his decision on this, is it really going to be up to the american people to voice their concerns? >> well, i think that that's always in the democracy, that's always the way things work. by the way, that's sara nelson who represents the flight attendants. i interviewed her yesterday. her argument is this. we've spent the last 11 y
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